Mycetochara humeralis

    Alt Name
    Mycetochara flavipes

    Length about 6 mm. A distinctively marked black beetle with orange ‘shoulder patches’ and appendages.

    Identification difficulty

    Associated with woodland and sometimes recorded under bark.

    When to see it

    Summer is the time that this species is most likely to be encountered.

    UK Status

    It is a scarce beetle with a national status of Nationally Scarce A and being most frequent in south-eastern England.

    VC55 Status

    Rare in Leicestershire and Rutland it was not recorded in VC55 until 2016.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    Map key:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)

    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records

    • RED = 2020+
    • DARK BLUE = 2015-2019
    • LIGHT BLUE = pre 2015


    UK Map